Blue Plate Special will be presenting William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Historic Capital Theatre in Downtown Greeneville, TN from August 24 to August 27. The production will be free of charge to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as part of Blue Plate Special’s Community Educational Outreach program.
The production features actors from across East Tennessee, including the comedians of Blue Plate Special. It is a traditional production, using the original text and set in a semi-traditional setting.
William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream is one of the world’s most produced plays. The story takes place in Athens, where the duke, Theseus, is set to marry Hippolyta (the legendary mother of Diana from Greek Mythology). To celebrate his wedding day, a town of local laborers set about to perform a play in honor of the occasion. Meanwhile, local youth, intent on following their hearts, attempt to run away in pursuit of their true love. This all takes place in an enchanted forest, where the King and Queen of the Fairies are having their own disputes, and the mischievous Puck works to set things right…after creating some extra special mischief. It all ends with a fairy celebration, a wedding of several happy couples, and a hilariously mis-performed play to mark the ceremony.
Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7PM with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Educational materials are available upon request in a digital format. A scene-by-scene synopsis of the play will be available, and house lights will be dimmed so that you can read the synopsis.
The production is presented free of charge to all elementary, middle, and high school students. Adults with a Student ID can purchase tickets for $5. Adult tickets are $10.
The Capital Theatre is located at 104 S Main St, Greeneville, TN 37743.
For more information, please call Steve Schultz at 864.906.7534, or visit Blue Plate Special’s Facebook page at facebook.com/blueplatespecialimprov.
Blue Plate Special is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the mission of providing high-quality educational and positive programming to the residents of East Tennessee.